Results Bonhams auction Scottsdale 2018

Porsche 550 Spyder (550-0145) sold for $5.170.000

The Porsche 550 Spyder that is believed to be the only Porsche 550 Spyder to enter a Grand Prix, was hammered at right in the middle of the estimated price fork. No surprise at all, with a history as the this one. We are wondering if the car will come into a collection where it will be stalled, or will it be used in race events. We hope to see the car back at least at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI later this year, at the Laguna Seca Raceway. We were surprised to see that the Porsche 993 Carrera RS 3.8, which is a rare bird, remained unsold, with a highest bid of $330.000. Maybe the car found a buyer after the  auction.

More rare Porsches  that remained unsold at the Bonhams Auction in Scottsdale were the the 1956 Porsche 356 Carrrera GS Coupe and the 1953 Porsche 356 Pre A Cabriolet. We did not see the cars with our own eyes, so we cannot judge. Was there something wrong with the cars or the provenance of them? We don’t know but we had expected to see these cars go to another home. However with a highest bid of respectively $580.000 for the 1956 Porsche 356 Carrrera GS Coupe and $170.000 for the 1953 Porsche 356 Pre A Cabriolet, the hammer price was somewhat higher. 

The ultimate pair of Porsches : the Porsche 918 Spyder and the 2016 Porsche 911 R with matching serial numbers found a new home and we are wondering if these cars will spend their days in the same collection.

1953 Porsche 356 pre A Cabriolet
1953 Porsche 356 pre A Cabriolet Chassis no. 60130

 

The complete results s of Porsches in the Bonhams Auction in Scottsdale

Lot 15 : 1995 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS 3.8 Estimate $ 375,000 – 475,000 Unsold
Lot 21 : 1970 PORSCHE 911T 2.2 COUPE Coachwork by Karmann Estimate $ 120,000 – 150,000 Unsold
Lot 31:  1989 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA SPEEDSTER Estimate $ 175,000 – 225,000 Hammer price : $156,750
Lot 32 : 1956 PORSCHE 356A 1600 SPEEDSTER Estimate $ 300,000 – 375,000 Hammer price : $308,000
Lot 37 :  1962 PORSCHE 356B TWIN GRILL ROADSTER Coachwork by D’Ieteren Estimate $ 175,000 – 275,000 Hammer Price  $165,000
Lot 44 : 1958 PORSCHE 550A SPYDER Estimate $ 4,500,000 – 5,500,000 Hammer Price : $5,170,000
Lot 46 : 1994 PORSCHE 911 RS AMERICA Estimate $ 110,000 – 140,000 Hammer Price : $88,000
Lot 48 : 1956 PORSCHE 356A 1500 CARRERA GS COUPE Coachwork by Reutter Estimate $ 750,000 – 900,000 No Sale 
Lot 51 : 2015 PORSCHE 918 SPYDER Estimate $ 1,200,000 – 1,600,000 Hammer Price : $1,292,500
Lot 52 : 2016 PORSCHE 911 R Estimate $ 400,000 – 500,000 Hammer Price : $478,500
Lot 55 : 1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO Estimate $ 175,000 – 225,000 Hammer Price : $179,300
Lot 58 : 1953 PORSCHE 356 PRE-A 1500 CABRIOLET Coachwork by Reutter Estimate $ 230,000 – 270,000 No Sale
Lot  68 :  1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER COUPE Coachwork by Reutter Estimate $ 90,000 – 120,000 Hammer Price : $93,500
Lot 73 : 1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 ROADSTER Coachwork by Drauz Estimate $ 170,000 – 210,000 Hammer Price : $170,500
Lot 81 : 2005 PORSCHE CARRERA GT Estimate $ 725,000 – 825,000 No Sale
Lot 91 : 1968 PORSCHE 911L 2.0 COUPE Estimate $ 85,000 – 100,000 Hammer Price : $84,700
Lot 94 : 1954 PORSCHE 356 PRE-A SPEEDSTERCoachwork by Reutter Estimate $ 275,000 – 350,000 Hammer Price : $220,000
Lot 96 : 1961 PORSCHE 356B 1600 COUPE Coachwork by Reutter Estimate $ 70,000 – 90,000 Hammer Price : $58,300
Lot 97 : 2007 PORSCHE 911 TURBO COUPE Estimate $ 45,000 – 55,000 Hammer Price : $50,600

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